November 8, 2013

The tallest tree in camp goes down

Big pine down IMG_1828We regret to announce  that camp’s sole remaining first growth white pine tree died this year. Yesterday  we took it down.  (It had to come down, for safety.) This year we saw the passing of two important symbols of Camp Arowhon – the tallest tree and the Main Lodge –  and we are sad to see them go. We are hoping to use the lumber from the old pine to build something special at camp.

The tallest tree in camp is gone

One response to “The tallest tree in camp goes down”

  1. Gavan Watson says:

    Wow, that really is sad news; this was as difficult to read as it was to see those ML pictures.

    Glad to hear you’ve got something special planned for the lumber. Might I suggest cutting a tree cookie from the base? It would be great to sand it, count its rings and mark special Arowhon, Red Gods & Algonquin Park milestones on the corresponding growth ring. Urethane the whole thing and put it up in the ML! A great way to memorialize the tree and remember important camp dates (and I want to know how old the tree was, too).

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